October 5, 2019

September Update: 20 paid users and new features

Karl Hughes @karlhughes

I've continued to grow paying users this month - I've now got 20 paid users. It's still a tiny amount of revenue, but it definitely helps keep me motivated. I also carved out some time to release a couple new features:

  • Abstracts - Speakers can store their abstracts and choose which ones they submitted to which conferences. Eventually this will let them see success rates for different talks they pitch.

  • Email Click Tracking - I turned this off for a while due to some limitations with Sendgrid's free plan, but after building an internal tool to track email clicks and opens, I was able to re-enable this. I'll also use this to auto-unsubscribe people who don't open emails for a while to keep my list warm.

September's numbers:

  • 2880 Twitter Followers 🐦
  • 1451 Free Email Subscribers 💌
  • $190 in CFP Land Pro Revenue 💳

All metrics continue to move up, despite the fact that I'm really not doing anything active on the marketing front these days. I have some ideas on that front for the end of the year, but am still more focused on new features for the next month. I really want to get team accounts working so I can add a new pricing tier soon.

In personal news, on September 24th, my wife and I had a baby, so now I'm a real father as well as being a side project father!

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